“The door is open” - Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Kerala, India.


Posted 05 Jul 2011 by benly

“The door is open” - Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Kerala, India.

$22 billion in gold, diamonds, jewels found in Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple 's secret vaults. The 16th centurySri Padmanabhatemple, in the capital of the southern coastal state ofKerala, is now considered to be the richest of India’s temples.

So far the find is worth nearly doubleIndia’s 2011-2012 education budget ($11.61 billion) – and there's still another vault to be unlocked. Cellar B is the remaining one secret vault which is yet to be inventoried. It is said that this cellar haven’t been opened for more than 100 years.

where did the riches come from?

The temple is controlled by descendants of the royal family of Travancore, the former princely state of the region. It is believed the former rulers donated much of their wealth to the temple, where it lay in safe keeping for decades. Offerings by the many worshippers making pit stops there along the global trade routes probably also contributed to the treasure.

A local lawyer filed a petition with the court, suspicious that the fortune was not being adequately protected by the temple’s governing body and the followed verdict by the court order disclose the “Hidden God’s Treasure”.

Debate is now brewing over just what should be done with the fortune, given the millions of Indians who live in poverty. Hindu leaders want it invested into the temple, but many others are calling for it to be used for the public good. The state government insists it will let the temple keep the riches, and will even provide permanent security to safeguard it (Spend more money to keep the money dead!).

“The wealth of the temple will rest with the temple itself,” wrote Kerala Chief MinisterOomen Chandyon his website. Despite having one of the highest literacy rates in India, the southern state lacks major industry, and its biggest form of income is in the form of remittances from the global Keralan diaspora. Though it's still unclear what will become of the religious money, for now, with the hordes of curious visitors descending upon the town, the haul could have gains for at least one key industry in the state – tourism.

So many questions, guesses and endless debates going on…but an Indian who loves the county as Mother and God still thinks “God has opened the door, please don’t close it again because God wants to save the people – This time the name of his AVATAR is GOLD”.

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Comments

Raro Jose - Sep 16
Sarun, it is true that the king and/the others may have stored it in Pathmanabha Swami Temple as it would be a safe place for them to keep the wealth. I totally disagree with your comments that, the wealth is the asset of the temple coz, the wealth which have been brought in the eyes of public was the same wealth which was obtained and/captured from "Adiyans or Kudiyans" or may have even looted from neighboring rulers at the time of King's Era. So i strongly believe that, this is not the wealth of the temple. Infact the same is the wealth of our ancestors which we must use for the development of the state and its people. If it is used for the mankind, the 80% middle class and BPL categories may get a good life.

Sarun, let me ask you one thing; what's the use if this wealth is been kept on the same place for another 1000 years when people are dying with poverty and deceases around the world?

It is not the wealth of "Bhagavan" Mr. Sarun. It is the wealth of the people of Kerala.
tony fdd - Jul 16
Great sharing,,,,
As usual this will be a talk / discussion for a while after months no one will think about it.
God bless INDIANS...
Benly Arul - Jul 07
Thanks Sarun
Sarun Menon - Jul 07
I agree with Manoj. It should be assured that wealth are controlled by the trust which is controlled by the palace. I totally disagree that it is treasure. It was the offering give to god by kings and was stored in temple, so it should remain asset of the temple eventhough it has archeological values.
Benly Arul - Jul 06
Great comments...
Thanks dear.
Manoj Mukundan - Jul 06
YES BENLY U R CORRECT, WE HAVE TO USE THIS TO MAXIMUM BENEFIT OF THE MANKIND IN A WAY WHICH WILL BE BENEFICIAL FOR LOW AND MIDDLE CALSS PEOPLE. HAS TO START LOW COST SCHOOLS, MEDICAL/ENG COLLAGES, UNIVERSITIES, HOSPITALS ETC. AND HAS TO MAKE SURE THAT AT A LATER STAGE ALL THESE ORIGANIZATION AND THE REMANING WEALTH SHOULD NOT BE EATEN BY THE CURRENT SO CALLED AVATAR OF GOD "CORRUPTED POLITICIANS" & HOPE FOR THE BEST.
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